as of 3:02 PM a rumor anyways. (UPDATE: the trade is now confirmed) "Source: #Marlins close to sending Gaby Sanchez to #Pirates for OF Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive-balance pick." -Ken Rosenthal via twitter the lotto pick would be the #2 pick in the 1st round, about 33 overall. (this would add to the Marlins 2nd round #6 pick at around 77 overall) in terms of Lotto Picks. Gorkys Hernandez's Fangraphs page http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=4146&position=OF He doesn't seem like that great of a player, real value to me is that draft pick.
Zack Cox was Cards 2010 First round pick. Plays 3B, didn't have a great season in AAA this year, but good years before that. 23 years old, perhaps the Marlins 3B of the Future...barring any further trades I expect him to be
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Marlins are "working hard" to move Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Lee. He also says Ricky Nolasco is eminently available.
I'd be the first to tell you I don't know what happened with regard to the stadium, so I ask those smarter than me: Does this journalist have a point? If so, why isn't there more outrage regarding ownership's tactics.
IMO an outstanding return. Also apparently Ken Rosenthal is reporting there might be more to this trade. Unfortunately now there is a gap at 2B. Also as more reports have come in the official trade (well not official yet) is.... A. Sanchez, Infante and #Marlins comp pick for Turner, Brantly, Flynn and #Tigers comp pick. Brantly is a 23 year old catcher at AAA. Great showing at AA this year for about 150 ABS. Maybe one of the top catching prospects in the game. Flynn is a 22 year old pitcher who just debuted at AA (Drafted last year) . I don't know much about him.
It's rumored that the Marlins may be sending Heath "Mayhem" Bell and Hanley Ramirez to Boston for Carl Crawford. The move would alleviate some the Logan Morrison in LF problem, but that also leaves us with a LoMo/Caballo platoon at 1B, and Greg Dobbs played 3B... or Crawford in CF and Bonifacio at 3B. I'm curious to see what fell Fish Stripers make of the rumor.
Here's an interesting read on pitcher pace from Baseball Nation. We knew as Fish fans that Mark Buehrle cruises, but how does he stack against the league in pace? (H/T to Jeff Sullivan)
Batting Stance Guy is at it again...hilarious impressions of the Marlins roster. Ozzie is on point!
Marlins fans need more than just cut-rate insurance against mayhem like- HEATH BELL!!!! (H/T Jeremy Hulme)